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ADA lawsuit happy attorney’s $6,000 pay day

Pete Paulsen of House of Wheels fame noted that Scott Johnson - the extensively traveled handicapped attorney from Carmichael who peels off ADA lawsuits like they're toilet paper - a few years back actually cost him little over $6,000 once his attorney fees were factored into the equation.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


Graffiti star appearing at hot rod party

On a happier note, mark Sunday, Oct. 12, on your calendar for the ultimate car show. That's when Pete Paulsen hosts his 25th annual Hot Rod Party.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


About those vilified $10 an hour jobs

Manteca doesn't need $10 an hour jobs.

June 13, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


No time to kill but why do we save it?

Why are we always so impatient?

June 12, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


PG&E, SSJID battle over consultant

PG&E does not believe the fact a former key employee working for a consulting firm they have paid at least $1.6 million would show bias in their favor while analyzing South San Joaquin Irrigation District's municipal service review plan.

June 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The insanity of safe and sane fireworks

Modesto last month lost nine townhouses to a fast-moving grass fire.

June 11, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca tearing down nuisance home

Manteca is getting rid of a major neighborhood nuisance.

June 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


City planning discriminates against workers living in Manteca

The working thesis of the Manteca General Plan is simple. It's all about doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

June 10, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


The battle cries being raged over Kaiser’s Manteca hospital

One hopes that some of the nurses carelessly making inaccurate representations of Kaiser's financial picture are a bit more careful when administering medicine to patients.

June 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Plan turns orchard into 117 homes

Another 117 homes and an area for small neighborhood commercial will replace the remaining almond orchards in the triangle formed by Airport Way, Louise Avenue and the Union Pacific Railroad in northwest Manteca.

June 09, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca plans on $7.4M in budget reserves

The City of Manteca is projected to have operating reserves of $7.4 million when the next fiscal year ends on June 30, 2015.

June 08, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Bullying laws need context instead of just harsh penalties

Brian McClain is an assistant professor for physical and natural sciences at the College of Western Idaho,

June 07, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Got extra pounds? Blame next door foreclosure

Gain a couple of pounds since 2006?

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Toter divers drive ID theft

An elderly Manteca gentleman wanted to hire someone to clean his house.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Crime


Serial ADA lawsuit filer extracted money from French Camp

The filing of at least 21 civil lawsuits over alleged Americans with Disabilities Act violations against small Manteca businesses is serial lawsuit filer Scott Johnson's second venture into South San Joaquin County.

June 06, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


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Applying pressure to conserve

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District is studying a pressurized water system between Woodward Reservoir and the Van Groningen Road reservoir near Escalon that could save enough water to supply all of the current needs of Manteca and Lathrop.

August 27, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making it hard to be homeless in Manteca

It's time to get serious about the homeless in Manteca.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Bonus bucks blowback

Bonus bucks - or more precisely a decision to let developers off the hook for as much as $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building homes - has emerged as the first major issue of the Nov. 4 municipal election.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Poor kids can’t ‘buy American’ access while the wealthy can

Annie Moore was the first immigrant processed through Ellis Island when it opened on Jan. 1, 1892.

August 26, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Is community committed to homeless effort?

Next month's community summit on the homeless could end up being much ado about nothing.

August 24, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


The case for a 2.5% growth rate for the City of Manteca

A lot has changed in the past 30 years.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Great Wolf guests will drive up to four hours

Manteca popped up on McWhinney Development's radar for a Great Wolf Resort for the same reason that attracted Bass Pro Shops: Manteca's location at the epicenter of a demographically rich market.

August 23, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


New Adventures

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | LIVING IN 209


UNDER $230,000

The under $230,000 market when it comes to nicer resale homes is almost history once again in Manteca.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | HOME SCENE


Tougher Manteca water rules?

Manteca is working on more severe water conservation measures that are expected to be considered by the City Council in 30 to 45 days just as the highest water use period of the year ends.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Builders have Manteca’s lunch & forgo the ‘tip’

If you work as a waiter or waitress today the odds are overwhelmingly that you can't keep yourself clothed, fed, and sheltered on what you make.

August 22, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Manteca kisses $6.9M good-bye

Manteca's elected leaders are letting developers off the hook for $6.9 million they agreed to pay in exchange for the privilege of building more homes.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca needs to liberate ‘taxi’ services

Talk is cheap, especially when the drill is to blame Sacramento.

August 21, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


THE SCORECARD

Target Bass Pro Shops. Twenty more parks including Big League Dreams, Woodward Park and the Spreckels Park BMX track. Del Webb at Woodbridge. Dryers Ice Cream. Ford Motor Company parts depot. The Yosemite Avenue/Highway 99 interchange. The Central Valley Cancer Center

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Tire planters pop up along Van Ryn Ave.

Four tire planters have popped up along the Van Ryn Avenue bike path segment between the city's landscaping just south of Industrial Park Drive.

August 20, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


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